A recent study in JAMA Pediatrics reports few firearms owners (30
percent) secure all guns in the home, and even a modest increase could
prevent up to one third of firearm-related youth suicides and
unintentional deaths. Securing medications is also increasingly
important to deter a growing drug epidemic. Each day, more than 1,750
teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time. On National SAFE
Day, Alpha Guardian encourages Americans: Take action to protect those
who matter most by securing all firearms and prescription medications.
National SAFE Day was founded to honor 13-year-old Brooklynn Mae Mohler,
who was killed when her best friend picked up a loaded handgun found in
a kitchen cabinet. Every year, children die in shootings that could have
been prevented by responsible gun security. In ninety percent of
firearm-related youth suicides and unintentional shootings, the firearm
came from the home of the victim, or from a friend or family member.
Likewise, most teens (90 percent) who abuse pharmaceutical drugs obtain
them from their home medicine cabinet or their friends. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention reports more Americans are addicted to
prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin and meth combined, and more
Americans die of opioid use than breast cancer. To help keep all
children safe from unsecured guns and medications, Alpha Guardian stands
with the Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation, encouraging everyone to:
Secure all firearms and pharmaceuticals.
Ask whether there are any unsecured firearms or drugs in the
homes your children visit.
Frequently talk to children about the dangers of firearms and
Educate and Empower others to be SAFE.
“One is too many,” said Alpha Guardian’s Vice President of Innovation
and Brand Marketing, Colette Matthews. “If one more child dies because a
gun wasn’t secured, that’s not acceptable. We can do better.”
A safe provides a pivotal layer of security. As the maker of GunVault,
Edge, Stack-On and Cannon Safes, Alpha Guardian is a market leader in
the safe and secure storage industry. The newest Alpha Guardian brand,
Edge, is a colorful line of safes, designed to blend with home decor
while protecting valuables & documents on a nightstand or acting as a
secure medicine cabinet.
The premier brand in quick digital and biometric access, GunVault leads
the industry in innovating features for improved sensory control, faster
access, optimized security, and technological innovations to empower a
safer way of life.
- Electronic digital safes allow owners access within seconds.
Biometric safes allow quick access with maximum security, using
fingerprint recognition instead of a traditional combination or key.
Multiple sets of fingerprints can be authorized.
NanoVault 200 meets TSA guidelines for handgun transport and secures
small items in a car, backpack, or suitcase. A cable secures it
wherever you need it to stay.
MicroVaults store essential documents, cash and a handgun for quick
retrieval and easy transport in an emergency.
Gun staging products also offer security, with discreet storage mounts
and quick access, some with biometric technology to open at the touch
of an authorized fingerprint.
Alpha Guardian’s evolving, robust, and innovative portfolio of products
meets the needs of modern lifestyles. With countless combinations of
security features and access technologies in safes of all sizes, Alpha
Guardian products provide secure storage solutions for what matters most
in people’s lives.
“What matters to you matters to us,” said Matthews. “We design
life-proof safes to protect in every situation — to preserve family
heirlooms from flood, fire and natural disaster; safeguard valuables and
important documents from theft; and protect loved ones from injury or
death caused by unintended access to firearms or medications. Together
with our customers, we can change the course of history: every time
someone chooses to secure a firearm or medication in one of our safes,
it could contribute to saving the life of a child.”